Cop-hating, anthem-protesting, unemployable ex-quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced on Twitter Tuesday that he is launching a movement calling for the “abolition” of the “scourge of police terrorism.”
The announcement says, “Not only do police and prisons fail to make us safer, but reform has only strengthened their most toxic ingrained practices. The only answer is abolition, a full dismantling of the carceral state and the institutions that support it. Instead, we need to invest in a future that puts justice and the needs of the community first.”
So Kaepernick Publishing announces “Abolition for the People,” a publishing project which will “publish 30 stories from organizers, political prisoners, scholars, and advocates — all of which point to the crucial conclusion that policing and prisons do not serve as catch-all solutions for the issues and people the state deems social problems. The need for abolition is rooted in the anti-Blackness intrinsic to policing and incarceration…”
It’s hard to fathom how anyone could imagine that abolishing police and prisons will end in anything but rampant savagery. And those most victimized will be inner-city blacks, whom the multimillionaire Kaepernick is willing to throw under the bus for his own self-aggrandizing status as a social justice icon.